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  • Dead Weight

    Essays on Hunger and Harm

    **A personal and cultural look at the dark underbelly of Western beauty standards and the lethal culture of disordered eating they've wrought“Electric with insight, and suffused with a strange, stubborn tenderness—a deep regard for what intimacy, hope, and resistance might look like in a world where women are taught to devote their lives to destroying themselves.” —Leslie Jamison, author of The ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Deerfield Massacre

    A Surprise Attack, a Forced March, and the Fight for Survival in Early America

    In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a spellbinding account of a forgotten chapter in American history: the deadly confrontation between Indians and colonists in Massachusetts in 1704 and the tragic saga that unfolded, written by acclaimed historian James Swanson.Once it was one of the most infamous events in early American history. Today, it has been ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Normal Women

    Nine Hundred Years of Making History

    “Lively, timely and gloriously energetic. Each page bursts with life, and every chapter swirls with personalities left out of traditional narratives of Britain’s past. Philippa Gregory has produced something rare and wonderful: a genuinely new history of [Britain], with women at its beating heart.” —Dan Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets“You’ve devoured her novels, but ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Sharing Too Much

    Musings from an Unlikely Life

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “king of Christmas fiction” (The New York Times) delivers a charming and inspirational collection of personal essays.Before he was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of holiday classics such as The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans was a young boy being raised by a suicidal mother and dealing with relentless bullying. He could not fathom what the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Achilles Trap

    Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq

    by Steve Coll ...
    **“Excellent . . . A more intimate picture of the dictator’s thinking about world politics, local power and his relationship to the United States than has been seen before.” —The New York Times“Another triumph from one of our best journalists.” —The Washington Post"Voluminously researched and compulsively readable." —Air MailFrom bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Steve Coll, the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Supercommunicators

    How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTESLLER • From the author of The Power of Habit, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work—and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life“A winning combination of stories, studies, and guidance that might well transform the worst communicators you know into some of the best.”—Adam Grant, author of Think Again and Hidden PotentialCome inside ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Why We Remember

    Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • Memory is far more than a record of the past. In this groundbreaking tour of the mind and brain, one of the world’s top memory researchers reveals the powerful role memory plays in nearly every aspect of our lives, from recalling faces and names, to learning, decision-making, trauma and healing."Why We Remember offers a radically new and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sito

    An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him

    A riveting and heart-wrenching story of violence, grief and the American justice system, exploring the systemic issues that perpetuate gang participation in one of the wealthiest cities in the country, through the story of one teenager.In September of 2019, Luis Alberto Quiñonez—known as Sito— was shot to death as he sat in his car in the Mission District of San Francisco. He was nineteen. His ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bloodied Nightgown and Other Essays

    by Joan Acocella ...
    A collection of the New Yorker critic's finest essays, which examine the books that reveal and record our world.Joan Acocella was “one of our finest cultural critics” (Edward Hirsch), and she had the rare ability to examine literature and unearth the lives contained within it—its authors, its subjects, and the communities from which it springs. In her hands, arts criticism was a celebration and an ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Out of the Darkness

    The Germans, 1942-2022

    **#1 Most Important Political Book of 2023, Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)A Best Book of 2023, The Telegraph (Great Britain)A gripping and nuanced history of the German people from World War II to the war in Ukraine, including revealing new primary source material on Germany's transformation**In 1945, Germany lay in ruins, morally and materially. Its citizens stood condemned by history, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Remembering Peasants

    A Personal History of a Vanished World

    by Patrick Joyce ...
    A landmark new history of the peasant experience, exploring a now neglected way of life that once encompassed most of humanity but is vanishing in our time.“What the skeleton is to anatomy, the peasant is to history, its essential hidden support.” For over the past century and a half, and still more rapidly in the last seventy years, the world has become increasingly urban, and the peasant way of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Smoke and Ashes

    Opium's Hidden Histories

    by Amitav Ghosh ...
    Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Foreign Policy, Literary Hub, and The MillionsGhosh unravels the impact of the opium trade on global history and in his own family―the climax of a yearslong project.When Amitav Ghosh began the research for his monumental cycle of novels the Ibis Trilogy, he was startled to learn how the lives of the nineteenth-century sailors and soldiers he wrote about ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • A Map of Future Ruins

    On Borders and Belonging

    “This stunning meditation on nostalgia, heritage, and compassion asks us to dismantle the stories we’ve been told—and told ourselves—in order to naturalize the forms of injustice we’ve come to understand as order.” —Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy ExamsWhen and how did migration become a crime? Why does ancient Greece remain so important to the West’s idea of itself? How does nostalgia fuel ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Hammer

    Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor

    A timely, in-depth, and vital exploration of the American labor movement and its critical place in our society and politics today, from acclaimed labor reporter Hamilton Nolan.Inequality is America’s biggest problem. Unions are the single strongest tool that working people have to fix it. Organized labor has been in decline for decades. Yet it sits today at a moment of enormous opportunity. In the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • A Murder in Hollywood

    The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime

    by Casey Sherman ...
    USA TODAY BESTSELLER"A wild ride beneath the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood, proving once again that Casey Sherman is a master of the genre."—Ben Mezrich, New York Times bestselling author of Dumb Money, Bringing Down the House, and The Accidental BillionairesThe dark story behind the bright lights of TinseltownFrom the outside, Hollywood starlet Lana Turner seemed to have i... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • An American Dreamer

    Life in a Divided Country

    by David Finkel ...
    A man navigates the deep divisions in America today and discovers that sometimes change can start by finding common ground with your neighbors in this immersive account by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thank You for Your Service and The Good Soldiers.“Finkel’s account is poetic, profound, and irresistibly page-turning.”—Geraldine Brooks, author of HorseAs this powerful book begins, Brent ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • 2020

    One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

    **A meticulously reported, character-driven, unforgettable investigation of a time when nothing was certain and everything was at stake, by the acclaimed sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg“A gripping, deeply moving account of a signal year in modern history, told through the stories of seven ordinary people. Klinenberg’s narrative shows how the legacy of that year continues to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Dune: Exposures

    Explore the creation of Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptations of Dune through this evocative fusion of actor Josh Brolin’s sublime writing and cinematographer Greig Fraser’s intimate set photography.During the shooting of Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two, Greig Fraser went beyond standard unit photography and documented the filming process using still photography on a variety of cameras. This led ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Lede

    Dispatches from a Life in the Press

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fascinating portrait of journalism and the people who make it, told through pieces collected from the incomparable six-decade career of bestselling author and longtime New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin“The Lede contains profiles . . . that are acknowledged classics of the form and will be studied until A.I. makes hash out of all of us.”—Dwight Garner, The New York ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America

    by Jeffrey Rosen ...
    A fascinating examination of what “the pursuit of happiness” meant to our nation’s Founders and how that famous phrase defined their lives and became the foundation of our democracy.The Declaration of Independence identified “the pursuit of happiness” as one of our unalienable rights, along with life and liberty. Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, profiles six of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Get the Picture

    A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See

    by Bianca Bosker ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Get the Picture is one of the funniest books I’ve read . . . Brilliant.” —The Washington Post“A gripping and often hilarious investigation into the art world. . . . Bosker goes full Tom Wolfe.” —TIME“Funny, whip-smart, and gorgeously written, Get the Picture will forever transform the way you see. . . . I loved every word.” —Suleika Jaouad, New York Times ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • I'll Just Be Five More Minutes

    And Other Tales from My ADHD Brain

    by Emily Farris ...
    A hilariously-honest, heartwarming essay collection about life, love, and discovering you have ADHD at age 35Despite being a published writer with a family, a gaggle of internet fans, and (most shockingly) a mortgage, Emily Farris could never get her sh*t together. As she saw it, disorganization was one of her countless character flaws—that is until she was diagnosed with ADHD at age 35. Like many ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Secret History of Bigfoot

    Field Notes on a North American Monster

    "A winning portrait of America at its weirdest." — Publishers Weekly STARRED ReviewFrom the shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest to off-the-wall cryptozoological conventions, one man searches high and low for the answer to the question: real or not, why do we want to believe?Bigfoot is an instantly recognizable figure. Through the decades, this elusive primate has been featured in movies and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • How to Look at a Bird

    Open Your Eyes to the Joy of Watching and Knowing Birds

    Bestselling author and acclaimed nature illustrator Clare Walker Leslie invites beginning birdwatchers to hone their observational skills with this easy-to-use visual guide.Using her signature nature journal illustrations, Leslie shows readers the key clues to look for, from the shape of the beak or talons to distinctive feather colorings, flight patterns, and behavioral traits. She offers simple ... Read more

    $12.99 USD